Resolve toothaches and preserve badly damaged teeth with root canal therapy
At Benton Family Dentistry in Hot Springs, Arkansas, Dr. Kyle Benton provides root canal therapy to quickly, precisely, and painlessly resolve discomfort associated with severe tooth decay or other trauma and to preserve a badly damaged tooth that might otherwise have to be extracted without this time-tested treatment.
The pulp or innermost part of a tooth may become seriously damaged due to tooth decay, repeated treatments to the same tooth, worn or faulty crowns and other restorations, and extensive cracks or fractures. Dr. B confirms the presence of inflamed or infected pulp tissue by using advanced diagnostic tools, such as digital x-rays. If appropriate, Dr. B may recommend root canal treatment to “save” the seriously damaged tooth.
Root canal therapy has a long history of success, exceeding 97%. Furthermore, the process does not produce pain; it relieves pain by resolving the conditions that cause toothaches and other symptoms. At Benton Family Dentistry, we use precision anesthetic delivery techniques to numb the tooth and surrounding area. We can also discuss sedative options for more complete relaxation during treatment.
Dr. B recommends dental crowns as the final step in treatment following a root canal. Crowns are designed to support and protect the treated tooth’s lasting health, function, and beauty.
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Root canal therapy is a very common procedure. It has a reputation of being undesirable and painful. But when done properly it is actually painless. Every tooth in your mouth is composed of a crown and a root. When a cavity or bacteria penetrates the tooth, the root and its nerves become irritated. As a result, the bacteria within the pulp cavity needs to be removed and cleaned in order to restore the tooth to its healthy state. Following the procedure, the tooth is fragile and consequently is restored with the natural crown for a lifetime of durability. Root canals have a success rate of 95% or greater. Most root canal are diagnosed by patients’ sensitivities to a specific tooth. Be sure to consult your dentist any symptoms or discomfort occur.